Rushcliffe students spend Easter at the Kremlin!

russia001Twenty-eight students from Rushcliffe School woke up on Easter Sunday in Moscow! The group of sixth-formers flew out the day before on a 5-day school history trip to visit the Russian capital and the iconic city of St Petersburg.
Russia is not your average destination for a school trip but Rushcliffe offers its students the unique opportunity of visiting the country to support their A Level studies on the 1924-91 period of Russian History.

Accompanied by four of their teachers, the teenagers spent Easter Sunday and Monday enjoying a packed itinerary of sightseeing around Moscow's great sights, including the Kremlin, Red Square, the Great Patriotic War Museum and the Cosmonaut Museum.

Teacher Dominic Orchard said: "We were really struck by how huge the buildings were. Our Russian guide told us told how everything in Moscow must be the biggest and best! The Kremlin was enormous. The word Kremlin translates to 'Fortress' and you can understand why."

Winter School Games

winter003Huge success at the Nottinghamshire Winter School Games

The best teams from across the City and County met at the Winter School Games in a variety of sports over two days of competition recently. Rushcliffe School teams qualified in badminton (KS3), trampolining (KS3 and 4), handball (3 teams) and indoor rowing all representing Rushcliffe area.
The indoor rowing team won their event overall and had some outstanding individual performances. The team was Archie Symes (gold), Simeon Grigorov, Jack Scott, Harry Bugg (gold), Jake Hicklin (gold), George Harris (silver), Katie Page (gold), Rachel Herborn (silver), Megan Hill, Shaila Gallagher, Jess Munn and Rachel Heap (gold).

Question Time

On Thursday, 12 March 2015, Rushcliffe School held their third annual Question Time event,—where local political leaders and representatives are invited to answer topical questions in front of Sixth Form students—which was even more pertinent this year due to the forthcoming general election. We decided that it was necessary to change the format of the event this year by asking more controversial questions and allowing spontaneous audience participation in order to make it a more engaging and, most importantly, informative afternoon.

question time

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

boy in the stripedOn the 19th of March 2015, a 150 Year 8 students went to Nottingham Theatre Royal to see a production of 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas', based on the WW2 book by John Boyne.
We have been studying the novel recently, picking out particular sections, really getting into the book and getting to know the characters involved in this story. The book is about a German boy called Bruno who moves to a house next to a concentration camp, and strikes up a peculiar friendship with a boy, Shmuel; but this boy is a Jew and is on the other side of the fence in the concentration camp. Because of Bruno's perspective, it really explores what life was like for innocent children in the war.

The play was very thought-provoking and deeply moving, with strong dramatic irony; the boys become friends and are oblivious to the horror of the world around them and what their fate will be. I think what was especially good about it was that the names of the chapters came up on a projector, and this helped the play relate to the book. The scenery was simple yet effective because the focus was on the story rather than fussy staging. In my opinion, the play stayed true to the book and didn't miss out any of the important parts. The tragic ending meant we left the theatre in a pensive and reflective mood, remembering the final words, "Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again. Not in this day and age". I sincerely hope not.

Jacob Simpson 8E, English Subject Ambassador

Play the Fool

arts showcaseSpring Arts Showcase

Fundraising for Rushcliffe School

Suggested Donation: £3.00

Tickets available on the Wednesday 1st April 19.00 A-Hall

Live Music, Drama, Dance and Comedy!

Real Homework


REAL Homework Projects (Rushcliffe Extended and Advanced Learning) aim to make homework a fun, manageable and enriching part of the curriculum, where pupils spend extended periods creating, learning and enjoying the tasks. 

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